The Calling

Inger Ash Wolfe, Author . Harcourt $24 (371p) ISBN 978-0-15-101347-0

This bracingly original mystery from the pseudonymous Wolfe opens with the grisly slaying of an elderly cancer sufferer in Port Dundas, a remote Ontario town that has gone years without a homicide. The murder hits at a particularly tough time for 61-year-old Det. Insp. Hazel Micallef, who’s struggling to come to terms with a surprise divorce and battles daily with her acerbic 87-year-old mother. A serious staff shortage and an injured back add to the department commander’s woes. A second, even more disturbing killing raises the ante for Micallef, who’s already doubtful she can solve the first case. As Micallef marshals her forces, Wolfe fans the already high suspense by cutting between them and their elusive quarry. With the body count climbing, the detective puts herself increasingly at risk in a desperate attempt to foil the grand, demented plan that the killer regards as a mission. Billed as “a prominent North American literary novelist,” Wolfe convincingly lays claim to a new mantle as a first-rate crime writer. (May)

Reviewed on: 03/24/2008
Release date: 05/01/2008
Genre: Fiction
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